Ely, MN has two medical technologist schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a medical technologist program, has a total student population of 1,596. It is the 4502nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 78th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).
Medical Technologist students from Ely schools who go on to become medical technologists, medical informatics specialists, medical technicians, health information technologists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 166,860 people working as medical and clinical laboratory technologists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $55,620. Also, Medical and clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Duluth-WI area alone, there are 220 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $40,470. Medical and clinical laboratory technologists in this area earn $58,860/yr and there are 160 employed.
Ely lies in St. Louis county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Duluth-WI area has 123,760 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $18.45/hr average worker wage, and a $38,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.303 out of every 1000 jobs in Ely are held by medical and clinical laboratory technologists, and 1.774/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 medical technologist schools with a 100-mile radius of Ely, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lake Superior College comes out as the most expensive ($11,390/yr) for medical technologist students, with Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,884/yr.